Valor Guide: How to Upgrade Mythic+ Dungeon Gear With Valor in Dragonflight Season 1 (10.0.2)

Last updated on Feb 04, 2023 at 08:22 by Stan 1 comment

In this guide, you will learn everything important about Valor in Dragonflight, including how to upgrade Mythic+ gear with Valor, where to find the upgrade vendors, what the weekly caps are, and the item level of Valor upgrade tiers.


What is Valor?

Valor is a currency used to upgrade Mythic Dungeon Gear in Dragonflight.


How Do I Earn Valor in Dragonflight?

You will receive 135 Valor for each Mythic+ Dungeon completed and if a player in your run earns Mythic+ Rating, you will receive an additional 65 Valor.


What Type of Gear Can You Upgrade With Valor?

  • You can upgrade gear from dungeons and end-of-dungeon chests.
  • Great Vault loot can be upgraded.

What is the Valor Cap in Dragonflight Season 1?

The Valor cap will be removed starting the week of February 14, 2023.


Mythic Dungeon Gear and Ranks

Every piece of Mythic Dungeon Gear has a rank/tier based on its Item Level.

Mythic Dungeon Gear starts at Rank 1 (Item Level 376) and can be upgraded to Rank 13 (Item Level 415) in Dragonflight Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1.

You will also find ranks on Great Vault loot. For example, if you receive a piece of gear from the weekly chest with Item Level 392, it will be Rank 6 out of 13.

Find out more about the weekly chest in our dedicated guide!


Where to Upgrade Mythic Dungeon Gear with Valor in Dragonflight?

You can upgrade gear with Valor in Valdrakken in Gladiator's Refuge. Talk to Corxian located at 45.43 38.54.


Valor Upgrade Tiers and Requirements in Dragonflight

Dragonflight adds one Valor upgrade tier for a total of 13 ranks (up from 12 in Shadowlands).

You can upgrade gear to Rank 6 (Item Level 392) without any requirements.

However, the higher-rank upgrades (from Rank 6 and above) are gated behind Mythic+ Rating and you must reach certain scores in order to upgrade gear.

Here is a table with upgrade tiers and requirements to upgrade gear with Valor in Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1.

Rank Item Level Upgrade Requirements
1 376 None
2 379 None
3 382 None
4 385 None
5 389 None
6 392 None
7 395 600 Mythic+ Rating and Above Mythic+ Rating
8 398 1,000 Mythic+ Rating
9 402 1,000 Mythic+ Rating
10 405 1,400 Mythic+ Rating
11 408 1,700 Mythic+ Rating
12 412 2,000 Mythic+ Rating
13 415 2,400 Mythic+ Rating

Valor Upgrade Costs in Dragonflight

Gear upgrade costs vary by item slot are consistent across all item levels.

Armor Slots Upgrade Cost
Off-Hands, Shields, Rings, Cloaks, Bracers, Necks 250 Valor per upgrade
Shoulders, Gloves, Trinkets, Boots, Belts 400 Valor per upgrade
Helms, Chests, Legs 475 Valor per upgrade
1-Handed Agility Weapons 500 Valor per upgrade
1-Handed Strength Weapons 500 Valor per upgrade
1-Handed Intellect Weapons 750 Valor per upgrade
2-Handed Weapons 1,000 Valor per upgrade


  • 04 Feb. 2023: Valor cap removed.
  • 16 Dec. 2022: Updated with cap and upgrade costs.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Season 1 launch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Gear upgrade vendor added.
  • 11 Oct. 2022: Guide added.
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